Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jamal Parris, one of Eddie Long's accusers, gives a sad, riveting account

All I can say here is that this is sad:

Partial transcript:

''I loved him. I'm always going to have love for the things that he taught me.... You finally have a father that you've always wanted for and always dreamed of.... He would just walk away from you if you don't give him what he wants. So you end up turning into something you never thought you would be, which is now a slave to a man that you love....

''So, while the media and the rest of the people around the city, around the country look at us like how could grown men let another man touch him, what you have to understand is this man has manipulated us since childhood.... This man turned his back on us when he had no more need for us. That's not a father, that's a predator.... You are not a man, you are a monster.''

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Randy T said...

I can't believe this! My heart goes out to him for speaking up about this type of abuse!

The black church need to come clean about this stuff, because this type of behavior ruin lives. Last, the black community needs to talk about LGBT issues period! Too many people are dying out here.

Last, your silence do not protect you.

Dawn said...

I cried at the last minute of the video, so much remembered and so much hurt. More power to him for standing up to be counted and fighting what others didn't want to.

Inspector13 said...

i have no doubt he is telling the truth. he looked straight into the camera.

Anonymous said...

That was some damning testimony. Long is going down, down, down.

And yes, the young man in the video is speaking the truth.